Serving the massage and laser therapy needs of Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Galt, Preston, Guelph,
Hamilton, Toronto, Mississauga, London, Brantford, Paris, Stratford,
Acton, Milton, Ayr, Woodstock, Fergus, Elora, Elmira and surrounding
Photos above pertain to a documented treatment plan using laser therapy for a grade 2 hamstring tear. Results cannot be guaranteed. However, Dave Hanemaayer has a high rate of success using laser acupuncture for pain/injury and laser therapy to quit smoking.
How Does Laser Therapy Work?
It is theorized that the main reason for the reduction in pain from
laser is due to the anti-inflammatory effect as increased circulation
reduces pressure on nerves. In addition, elevated levels of endorphins
(morphine like substances naturally produced by the body) reduce the
sensation of pain.
LASER APPLIED TO TISSUE
Benefits Of Laser Therapy
There are 7 main benefits of using laser therapy in massage
EFFECTIVE - Laser promotes a strong
healing response in tissue by reducing inflammation and promoting tissue
regeneration. By Dave's estimation, laser therapy can provoke a healing response 2-6 TIMES STRONGER than the ability of your body to heal itself.
This is advantageous when you need an injury or pain syndrome to get
better but can't stop working. There are over 3,000 studies that prove
the efficacy of laser for many different types of soft tissue pain and
PAIN-FREE TREATMENT – Although
treatments are based on theories of modern medical acupuncture, no
needles are used to pierce the skin. Only gentle, low intensity laser
light is applied over the tissue. Many find treatment so relaxing due to
endorphin release they are tempted to fall asleep.
SAFE- Any contraindications to
treatment, risks or potential side effects are discussed individually
with each patient to facilitate informed consent. Unlike most
pharmaceutical solutions and other therapeutic options, laser therapy is non-toxic and non-invasive.
REDUCES PAIN & IMPROVES MOOD
- Most patients report a significant reduction in pain after massage
treatments using laser therapy. In addition, massage treatments utilizing laser
therapy often improves mood, reduces feelings of anxiety, depression
and other negative emotional factors that can be connected with
REDUCED DEPENDENCY ON PAIN MEDICATION
- Most pharmaceuticals options for pain only temporarily reduce
symptoms and do not address underlying causes. In addition, many
pharmaceuticals come with a host of undesirable side effects and can
even damage your internal organs with prolonged use. Though laser therapy can
reduce your dependency on such medications, consultation with a
physician is ALWAYS recommended before making any changes in this
COMBINES WELL WITH HANDS-ON MASSAGE TECHNIQUES
- Laser therapy usually makes deep tissue massage techniques like
myofascial release or soft tissue release less uncomfortable. Also,
laser therapy typically reduces inflammation quickly - this tends to lessen post
massage soreness the day after deep tissue treatment. Lastly, many
report they need less massage sessions overall in managing their pain
syndromes when laser therapy is utilized in their massage treatments.
TEAM APPROACH - Laser
therapy is a perfect adjunct to other therapies you may already be
receiving. If you are pleased with your current chiropractor,
physiotherapist, naturopath, osteopath, etc. then Dave will encourage
you to keep up those treatments. If you need further assistance outside
his services, Dave can refer you to the appropriate health care
What Conditions Can Laser Therapy Treat?
Some conditions treatable with laser therapy include:
Low back, neck, shoulder, knee, hip, foot pain
Ankle, hand, knee, elbow pain
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Rotator cuff injury
Trigger points (muscle knots)
Ligament, muscle, tendon, nerve injury
Bulging and herniated discs
Inflammation or swelling
Golfer's elbow, tennis elbow
Sprains & Strains
Black berry thumb
Repetitive strain injury
Post workout soreness
How Effective Is Laser Therapy For Reducing Pain ?
Laser therapy for pain and healing is
effective for many people. There are over 5,000+ scientific studies
proving the effectiveness of laser therapy for multitudes of soft tissue
pain and injury. Effectiveness rates of 90% are often reported for soft
Most patients do report a reduction in pain after a
massage treatment utilizing laser therapy. In cases of acute pain,
this may occur at the end of the first or second treatment. In chronic
pain cases, this may take 2-3+ treatments until notable results are
experienced. Results are not guaranteed.
How Much Does Massage Therapy Utilizing Laser Therapy Treatment Cost ?
* Appointment fee includes intake/consultation, treatment, taxes and administration (notes, payment and rescheduling).
Can You Charge Laser Therapy As Massage Therapy ?
In addition to hands-on work during his massage therapy
sessions, Dave incorporates the laser therapy technique called laser acupuncture. As a
result, these treatments are billed as massage therapy and qualify for
workplace insurance coverage.